Supported spindle spinning is quite different. You spin this spindle in a bowl what it makes a bit meditative.
An Akha spindle is very light and is mainly used for spinning cotton.
But it can also be used for very thin strands of wool.
Indian Cotton Spindle
Lazy Kate for Drop Spindles and Supported Spindles
The Headspindle for beginners is very strong. Weight: 36gLength: 25cmWood: Maple